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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Brian Todd
Correspondent for CNN
CNNW 01/19/2015
Todd: The Times reports the NSA began spying on North Korea’s computer networks after becoming increasingly concerned that the regime was bolstering its teams of hackers. Kim Jong-un's government has a secretive hacking team called Bureau 121 and a larger cyberbranch called The Reconnaissance General Bureau commanded by Kim Yong Chol a former bodyguard for Kim's father and grandfather. Rasch: One of the things the North Koreans have done is built up effective and strong teams with skills and training designed simply to break into computers and destroy them and also to gather intelligence. Todd: If the U.S. intelligence community knew Kim's hackers were building their capabilities did anyone in the U.S. government warn Sony that it could be attacked? North Korea had warned as early as last June that it considered Sony's movie "The Interview" an act of war.
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